EO Nashville Members in the News: J.J. Rosen, Andy Bailey, Martin Renkis, David Waddell, John Rowley, Michael Brody-Waite, Charles Bone, Ben Goldberg, Alex Tolbert, Charlie Brock, Tim Ozgener, Barry Smith, Darek Bell, Darren Metz

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] wrote a helpful guide for the Tennessean about how to hire a great “geek” for your company.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] Tennessean column focused on the next generation of business leaders: millennials.

The Nashville Post reported that Smartvue [Martin Renkis] secured a milestone 25th patent this week.

In his column for the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] explored the Middle East’s tensions and their impact on investments.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] joined the panel on the Melissa Harris Perry show to discuss Sen. Eric Cantor’s loss in the primary.

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The Virginian-Pilot featured a story on how InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] is helping the patient and doctor experience.

Susan R. High-McAuley, an attorney with Bone McAllester Norton PLLC [Charles Bone] in Hendersonville, is a candidate for the position of Gallatin City Attorney. The Tennessean covered the candidate interviews from earlier this week.

Matt Tocco, beverage director for Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] shared his thoughts on a good gin drink with CNBC.com. The Goldberg Brothers were also featured in the Nashville Scene’s summer issue:

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In his latest Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] analyzed the significance of Skyline Medical Center’s Level II Trauma center designation.

100 Girls of Code, a computer coding camp for young girls, made a stop at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center this week. The Tennessean reported on the event, which is sponsored by Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock]. Charlie was also quoted in a Tennessean article about Google Fiber. The Nashville Business Journal included quotes from Southland, including one from Charlie, in this week’s edition.

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OZ Nashville [Tim Ozgener] closed out its inaugural season with performances by composer Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain. The Nashville Scene wrote a fantastic review of the event.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] has signed entertainment agency William Morris as the first tenant in its new office building in the Gulch. The Tennessean and the Nashville Business Journal had the story. Barry was also named a “Power Leader in Commercial Real Estate” by The Nashville Business Journal.

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 The Tennessean took readers on a tour of the Corsair [Darek Bell] distillery in Marathon Music Works.

Darren Metz [NovaCopy] explained his loan and growth strategy to the Nashville Business Journal.

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Leadership Nashville has named its 39th class. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville Members who were selected:

 

EO Members in the News: Will Newman, David Waddell, James Fields, Ben Goldberg, J.J. Rosen, Jeremy Werthan, Charlie Brock, Nicholas Holland, Taylor Woodall, Clint Smith, Jake Fagan, Greg Siskind, Martin Renkis, Joe Freedman, Andy Bailey, Clay Blevins, Bryan Ansley, Corey Lile, Ricky Scott, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Barry Smith, Danny Whetstone, Tim Ozgener, Julie May, Bob Bernstien

What a week! EO Nashville members have been featured in local and national news for their accomplishments and expertise. Read on for a round-up of this week’s news.

Travel + Leisure has named Nashville the best city in America for barbecue and the magazine mentioned Edley’s [Will Newman] Tuck Special as one of the most delicious dishes.

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CNBC released its list of Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms and Waddell and Associates [David Waddell] ranked 39th.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] latest column for the Tennessean explained the importance of antivirus protection as a part of your computer’s security system.

With Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo taking place in Nashville this week, the publication took a look back at Nashville companies it had profiled in the last year and Strategic Hospitality [Ben Goldberg] was featured on the list. USA Today  published a profile on the Goldberg brothers and St. Louis ABC News 10 named The Catbird Seat as one of the best places to eat in Nashville.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s sports minute section with his two sons.

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The Nashville Business Journal‘s cover story on Nashville’s tech startup scene featured quotes from Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], Taylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] and Charlie Brock.

Clint Smith [Emma] took part in a GrowCo panel and explained Nashville’s appeal for the conference to the Nashville Business Journal.

Werthan  [Jeremy Werthan] was featured in the May/June issue of Nashville House & Home & Garden for an article about kitchen design trends.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote an article for CNBC and Entrepreneur about how to pitch your company to angel investors. Charlie also wrote about the growth of start up support in Knoxville for the Knoxville News Sentinel and was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about Nashville startups at Southland.

The Tennessean quoted Jake Fagan [Caddis Interactive] in an article about Williamson County technology companies.

Greg Siskind’s [Siskind Susser, PC] column for the  American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine  focused on how writing a book can be the best marketing tool for your firm. Greg also wrote an article for the ABA’s Health Lawyer journal on the impact of pending immigration legislation on the health care industry.

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Smartvue [Martin Renkis] won the Security Products’ Government Security Award for Cloud Surveillance. Security Today had the story.

Joe Freedman [Music City Tents and Events] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the spirit of an entrepreneur.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] latest Tennessean column offered a challenge to review your 2014 goals and make them happen.

Comfort Supply‘s [Clay Blevins] partnership with Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling was written about in Contractor Magazine, The Tennessean and The Daily News Journal after Hiller was honored with the Ruud Reliable Top Contractor Award for 2014.

Bryan Ansley [Secure Identity] wrote about virus protection from the government’s perspective for The Tennessean.

The Nashville Business Journal published and article about workers’ compensation reform featuring Corey Lile’s [Occusure] expert opinion.

Remodeling Magazine featured The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] in it’s “Big 50” for 2014.

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In his latest Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] explored the options for our nation’s doctor shortage.

The Tennessean covered the expansion of the Wedgewood-Houston section of Nashville and talked with Darek Bell [Corsair] about his decision to move his distillery to the area. The Nashville Business Journal also covered the distillery’s expansion.

The Tennessean and The Nashville Business Journal covered the progress of  Eakin Partners‘ [Barry Smith] new tower, slated for Demonbreon Street in the Gulch. The Nashville Post covered the firm’s involvement with the Amsurg Project in Green Hills and a recent transaction involving Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza Office Space. Barry also offered his opinion on the expansion of retail in the North Gulch to The Tennessean and took part in a panel on commercial real estate for The Nashville Business Journal.

DWP Live [Danny Whetstone] was profiled in a  Projection, Lights and Staging News article.

Critically acclaimed play The Suit opened at Oz [Tim Ozgener] this week. The Nashville Scene had the story.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] shared her highlights from the GrowCo conference for The Tennessean .

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] plans to open a new diner in The Melrose mixed-use project on Franklin Pike. The Nashville Business Journal had the story.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Eric Jackson, Alex Tolbert, Tom Turner, Jeff McCorpin, Charles Bone, Elliott Holt, Andy Bailey, Charlie Brock, Clint Smith, Will Newman, Julie May, Tim Ozgener, Derek Bell, David King, Jeff Turner, Patrick Burke, James Fields, Bryan Ansley, Nicholas Holland, Martin Renkis, David Frederiksen, J.J. Rosen, John Rowley, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb-Pontes, Bob Bernstein, David Waddell, Curt Hahn, Catalyst Graduate Nathan Brandon

EO Nashville is growing, and so are its news stories! Read on for all the headlines from your fellow members.

The EO Nashville survey hit the news last week and offered a glimpse into entrepreneurial growth in music city. The Nashville Business Journal reported on the story and included quotes from Dan Hogan [Medalogix] and Eric Jackson [Keystone Business Solutions].

Southern Alpha introduced our newest EO Nashville members with “22 New Nashville Entrepreneur Organization Members you Should Know” and the Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post each wrote an article on the organization’s rapid growth.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] recent Tennessean column focused on Christian alternatives to health care reform including Medi-Share, an insurance program that is exempt from health reform’s tax penalties and Essential Health Benefit mandates. He also wrote about the coming changes in health insurance for the Tennessean.

Tom Turner [DSi] offered advice on “How to Act Like a Startup, Even When You’re Not” for Inc. magazine.

Team members from LBMC [Jeff McCorpin] and Concept Technology [James Fields] each offered insight into the recent Heartbleed encryption bug for a Nashville Business Journal article.

Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was the subject of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Who to Meet” section.

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The Nashville Business Journal and The Nashville Post covered Bone McAllester Norton‘s expansion into law regarding the use of drones.

Medi-Copy [Elliott Holt] was mentioned in an international publication, Programmes, le magazine du developpeur.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] latest Tennessean column focused on the power of the hand written word.

Charlie Brock’s [LaunchTennesseTennessean column built anticipation for the upcoming Southland Conference, taking place June 9-11. Charlie also wrote a blog for SouthernAlpha that provided an update on LaunchTennesse’s Phase 0/00  and an article for the Tennessean that outlined the success of the program. The Tennesseean also announced the addition of Christy Turlington to the Southland Conference lineup.

The Nashville Post and Nooga.com mentioned LaunchTennessee and Emma [Clint Smith] in their articles about Hackeroo, a hackathon sponsored by organizers of the Bonnaroo music festival and Emma.

The Huffington Post ranked Nashville eighth on its list of best bar-b-que cities in America, mentioning Edley’s [Will Newman] as one of the best in town.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote about the emotional highs and lows of software development and about the changes that come with living in an on-demand world in her recent Tennessean columns. Julie also wrote an article for the Nashville Business Journal about how to boost your e-commerce business.

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New York-based string quartet Ethel paid a visit to OZ Nashville [Tim Ozgener] for a two night engagement. The Nashville Scene had the story.

The Music City Center has earned LEED Gold certification, a recognition of commitment to environmental sustainability in design construction, which was led by Bell and Associates [Derek Bell].The Tennessean, the Nashville Post and News Channel 5 covered the story.

Corsair [Derek Bell] received two gold medals for it’s Corsair Artisan Gin and one silver for its Steampunk from The Fifty Best.com‘s blind tasting.

Elite Traveler Magazine featured a story on King Jewelers’ [David King] new rental program. Nashville Lifestyles also featured King Jewelers in its spring fashion trends section.

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Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] wrote a blog for the Nashville Business Journal about how to prepare your business for severe weather.

The Nashville Scene wrote a glowing review of Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and published his letter about authenticity and the experiences that have led him to open two of Nashville’s most popular Japanese restaurants. Nfocus also included Two Ten Jack in its Epicurean issue as Nashville’s newest tradition.

Concept Technology’s [James Fields] new Germantown office was the subject of the Nashville Business Journal‘s office tour section. James’ most recent column for the Tennessean focused on health care security.

Bryan Ansley [FNB Merchants] wrote a guest blog for the Nashville Business Journal about to facilitate change as a leader.

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The Nashville Business Journal covered a recent entrepreneurship panel that featured advice from Nicholas Holland [Populr.me] and Centresource] and Martin Renkis [Smartvue].

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] and David Frederiksen [PatientFocus] were quoted in the Nashville Business Journal’s “The List” section which focused on the challenges of hiring tech talent. PatientFocus was also ranked on The List of top healthcare IT companies in Nashville.

DWC Construction [John Arndt] has been hired to build Dixon Hughes Goodman’s new office in Brentwood. The Tennessean had the story.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] covered mobile etiquette at work in his latest Tennessean column.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] was called upon for his advertising knowledge in a recent FoxNews article about the rebranding of hate groups.

Pinewood Social and The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] were both mentioned in a St. Louis Times-Dispatch article about how to eat your way through Nashville. USA Today chose Pinewood Social as one of its favorite places in America to eat eggs for Easter brunch.

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Nfocus’ Epicurean issue featured many of Nashville’s favorite restaurants and drinking spots, including those owned by EO Members. Josephine and Burger Up [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes], Pinewood Social, The Catbird Seat, Merchants and The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg], Fido [Bob Bernstein], The Filling Station [Will Newman] and Corsair Distillery [Derek Bell] were all mentioned in the article.

 David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] column for the Memphis Daily News covered dips in the stock market leading to a return to value. David will also serve as a panelist for an upcoming Memphis Daily News seminar about the state of the economy.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Curt Hahn [Film House] in an article about the Entreprenuer Center’s Periscope Program for artists.

Pure Green [Nathan Brandon] was featured in a Tennessean profile.

EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Will Newman, Ricky Scott, Darek Bell, John Rowley, Ben Hanback, Charlie Brock, Tim Ozgener, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Alex Tolbert, J.J. Rosen, Martin Renkis, Dan Hogan, Julie May, Nancy Leach, James Fields, Charles Bone, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Patrick Burke, Best in Business

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was featured in a Commercial Appeal article about new startups in Memphis.

The Nashville Post published a story on Edley’s [Will Newman] expansion in 12 South.

The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] was prominently featured in the most recent issue of Entrepreneur Startups Magazine.

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The Music City Center, which featured Bell and Associates [Darek Bell] on it’s construction team, won the top prize in the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The Tennessean covered the story.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] has won the highest honor in craft distilling, the “Bubble Cap” award from the American Distilling Institute. Read the full story at The Nashville Scene.com. The Distillery was also featured in a Nashville Lifestyles article about the booming Tennessee whiskey business.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] was a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show, where he contributed to the discussion on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case dealing with the  a corporation’s religious freedom.

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Ben Hanback’s [Regions Insurance] Tennessean column focused on choosing to change your attitude.

The Memphis Daily News  and Nooga.com wrote about Launch Tennessee‘s [Charlie Brock] “100 Girls of Code” workshop coming to Memphis this summer.

Oz [Tim Ozgener] was featured in the Guardian’s Nashville city guide as one of the top 10 art galleries, art spaces and cultural events. The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene covered Oz’s “Thursday Night Things” series with a feature on artist Herb Williams’ show, “Personal Best”. The event was a huge success, drawing over 500 attendees.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] postcard about Successful vs. Unsuccessful people was featured in a LinkedIn post by Dave Kerpen, New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Likeable. The post has now been repurposed and shared across the Web, with articles in BusinessInsider, Yahoo Finance, MediaBistro and OPRAH.com, just to name a few. Andy’s Tennessean column focused on finding was to constantly improve your business, even when you think you are doing well and his column in the Nashville Business Journal addressed setting goals for accountability.

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The Nashville Business Journal caught up with InQuicker‘s [Michael Brody-Waite] headline story from 2013 in which the company detailed its approach to growth. Today, the company has grown from 21 to 30 employees.

The Tennessean quoted Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] in an article about Vanderbilt’s cancer coverage gap through the Affordable Health Care Act. Alex’s most recent Tennessean column focused on the changing face of primary care. Bernard Health was also featured in a Eyewitness News 3 report about the March 31 Healthcare deadline.

J.J. Rosen’s [AtibaTennessean column offered advice on how to be a great project manager.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on Smartvue Corporation [Martin Renkis] raising $3.85 million in a Series A investment round.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was quoted in the Health and Tech Beats section of the Nashville Business Journal.

The Nashville Business Journal covered “Mentoring Monday,” which connected over 150 women with potential mentors, including Julie May [bytes of knowledge], Brittany Lorenzi [Cushman &Wakefield | Cornerstone] and Nancy Leach [Facility Planners].

James Fields’ [Concept TechnologyTennessean column analyzed the benefits of high-tech light bulbs.

Bone McAllseter Norton [Charles Bone] ranked tenth on the Nashville Business Journal’s top law firms list.

Nashville Lifestyles released its list of the 25 best dishes in Nashville, and a few of our EO Nashville members were included on the list. Pinewood Social‘s [Ben Goldberg] Egg in a Jar, the Tuck Special at Edley’s [Will Newman] and the Scallops at Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] were a few of the editor’s favorites.

Winners of the reader’s poll included:

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was highlighted in a six-page Nashville Lifestyles story that walks readers through the Izakaya experience.

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Congratulations the following EO Nashville members who were recognized as finalists for  The Nashville Business Journal Best in Business Awards.

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Recent Catalyst graduate Rhodes Car [Bill Pomakoy] received international attention this week when England’s Price Harry took one of the company’s four-wheeled bikes for a spin. The Tennessean covered the story.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Ashlyn Hines, Martin Renkis, Clint Smith, Andy Bailey, Darek Bell, Bob Bernstein, James Fields, Tom Beach, J.J. Rosen, Ricky Scott, Ben Goldberg, Charlie Brock, Patrick Burke

Check out the EO Nashville member headlines for this week:

The Nashville Business Journal included Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] in its cover story on shopping for health care.

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Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] intends to build new condos in the Cool Springs Ovation Development. The story was covered in the Tennessean.

Smartvue [Martin Renkis] closed Series A funding round led by former AT&T and Motorola Chairman David Dorman.

The Nashville Business Journal focused its Biz Blog on Emma‘s [Clint Smith] free service offer to 100 non-profits for the company’s 10th anniversary.

Andy Bailey’s [PetraTennessean column focused on creating a great office environment for your employees.

Corsair [Darek Bell] and Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] were each highlighted in a Tastings Magazine article about food and beverage at the new Nashville Omni Hotel.eo-omni

James Fields [Concept Technology] wrote his Tennessean column on the five best technology practices your business should consider in 2014.

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle highlighted the City Saver [Tom Beach] Education Funding Campaign that will run from January 17 – February 14, 2014. Last year’s campaign raised over $175,000 for local schools and the Education Foundation.

J.J Rosen [Atiba] wrote his Tennessean column on the next phase of the Internet with an illustration of a near-future George Jetson.

The Tennessean featured The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] in an article about remodeling homes in historic neighborhoods.

The New York Times ranked Nashville as one of its 52 Places to go in 2014 and mentioned Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] in the write-up about the city.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote a column for the Tennessean about taking inventory of your business goals for 2014 and was also featured in the Tennessean for Launch Tennessee’s Master Accelerator Program, which will be taking trips to Boston and New York with a group of Tennessee entrepreneurs.

Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality]  new restaurant venture hosted a preview party last weekend that was attended by many EO Nashville members and restaurant connoisseurs. The East Nashville venture, called Two Ten Jack, will open its doors for a grand opening on January 24 and 25.

EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Darek Bell, Ben Hanback, Julie May, Bob Bernstein, George Uribe, JJ Rosen, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Debbie Gordon, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Martin Renkis

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] most recent columns for The Memphis Daily News include an August 28 piece on the rising federal funds rate, and a September 6 piece on emerging markets economies.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was featured on the cover of this month’s Whisky Advocate. The distillery was also included in four articles within the publication: “10 Influential Craft Distillers to Watch,” “Craft Whiskey Moving On Up,” “Craft Nation” and “Craft Whiskey Stills.”

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Corsair also recently received press from Story Magazine, the Shanken News Daily (here and here) and on News Channel 5. You can watch that video here. Darek’s other company, Bell & Associates Construction L.P., also recently won two ENR Southeast 2013 ‘Best Projects’ Awards: one for the Music City Center and the second for the Foothills Parkway Bridge. You can read the full list of award winners here.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback Group] monthly Tennessean column ran September 1. The column reminded us to enjoy the present moment.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] also ran a column in the Tennessean. Her piece asked, “Is a virtual team right for your project?”

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Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java] will open a new coffee shop in the Omni Nashville hotel. Bob was also included in today’s Nashville Business Journal in the cover story about interview questions. Fellow EO Nashville members George Uribe [Guestbooker.com], JJ Rosen [Atiba], Ben Hanback, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] were also quoted in the article.

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Andy Bailey’s [Petra] most recent Tennessean column gave tips on purchasing swag.

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The Nashville Business Journal also covered InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] landing its first local client, Saint Thomas Health.

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Additionally, congratulations to Martin Renkis [Smartvue], which won a New Product of the Year award from Security Products Magazine for its Cloud Video Surveillance product.

EO Nashville Members in the News: John Rowley, Andy Bailey, Justin Crosslin, Ben Hanback, Benjamin Goldberg, Julie May, Jerry Bostelman, Martin Renkis

Fletcher|Rowley [John Rowley] was in the Tennessean on Thursday for the company’s inclusion on AMC’s “The Pitch.” Fletcher|Rowley’s episode will air Thursday, Aug. 15. The Nashville Post also picked up the news.

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John Rowley also appeared on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show on FOX News on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column ran in the Tennessean on Thursday. In the column, Andy tackled multitasking, encouraging people to “flex their focus muscle.”

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Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] announced Wednesday that the company has created an entrepreneurial business services division. The Nashville Post covered the news.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] penned a column in the Tennessean on the topic of “visualization.”

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The NBJ interviewed EO Nashville member Benjamin Goldberg and his brother Max about the upcoming two-year anniversary of The Catbird Seat. You can read the clip here.

Technology blog Southern Alpha ran a conversation with bytes of knowledge CEO Julie May about IT projects, their deadlines and costs.

Southern Alpha also covered Vaco’s [Jerry Bostelman] new technology scholarship program. Check out the details here.

Lastly, Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. recently selected Smartvue [Martin Renkis] as its cloud surveillance systems to keep students safe.